Mubarak Expected to Step Aside

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Tahrir Square is packed tonight and there’s wild celebration in the aftermath of Mubarak’s resignation. Throughout the evening, Egyptians have been massing in Tahrir Square—anticipating that 30 years of repressive government may be about to come to an end. It’s still not clear [if he does step down] that protesters around the country—now joined by striking workers—will have won all that they’ve been demanding. Will the emergency law that suspends civil rights be revoked? Will the military continue to run the country or will there be a transition to civilian rule? We’ll talk about what appears to be history in the making in the world’s most influential Arab country.

Credits

Guests:
Rasha Abdulla - American University in Cairo - @RashaAbdulla, Peter Nicholas - Wall Street Journal - @PeterWSJ, Rami Khouri - syndicated columnist, senior fellow at the Belfer Center and professor of public policy at the American University of Beirut - @RamiKhouri, Fawaz Gerges - London School of Economics and Politics, Wayne White - Middle East Policy Council - @middleeastinst, Joel Greenberg - freelance reporter

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Christian Bordal, Karen Radziner, Katie Cooper, Sonya Geis, Frances Anderton